South Iceland was named Outdoor Activity Destination of the Year 2018 at the Luxury Travel Guide Awards! Explore South Iceland’s diverse landscape, including glaciers, volcanoes and waterfalls, with great attractions that are easy to access and experience all year round.
Geothermal energy and bathing
Geothermal energy is one of Iceland’s most important power sources, and the South is home to
some of the largest geothermal areas in Iceland. Green energy is utilized for heating greenhouses, washing laundry, bathing and for cooking and baking. The geothermal energy
also creates plenty of hot natural pools in many shapes and sizes, where visitors can relax year round.
The Icelandic horse
The Icelandic horse is a beloved favorite around the world. Small herds were first brought to Iceland from Norway, and no other horses have been allowed on the Island since then, resulting in a pure breed known for its character and fifth gait. The South region is the largest agricultural area in Iceland, and the Icelandic horse has been an integral part of the workforce, used for transportation and as a pack and draft animal.
Black sand beaches
South Iceland boasts around 500 km (311 miles) of coastline, from the town Þorlákshöfn in the west
to Höfn in the east. Between the two towns are many black sand beaches which change color
slightly as the seasons change and in different lights, offering great photo opportunities.
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